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DHEA is an endogenous hormone (made in the human body), and secreted by the adrenal gland.  DHEA serves as a precursor to male and female sex hormones (androgens and estrogens).
Women rely on adequate levels of DHEA to balance other key hormones throughout the body, such as estrogenprogesterone, and testosterone.  As women age, DHEA levels like most hormones begin to decline.
Adequate DHEA levels can help women:

  • Boost libido
  • Rebuild muscle mass
  • Lose weight
  • Improve memory
  • Boost the immune system
  • Promote flexibility
  • Raise energy levels

If you suspect that the symptoms you’re experiencing may translate into a DHEA imbalance, hormone testing is available to determine where you stand, hormonally.  With the benefits associated with DHEA, it is definitely worth seeing your doctor to check your levels.  As with any supplement, you should consult your doctor before taking DHEA.  For women, a close eye should be kept on estrogen levels to ensure they do not go too high.

For an appointment or consultation with Dr. Gary Bellman, please contact the office or call 818-912-1899